Hyundai working on new hatchback and SUV for India
Hyundai India has revealed plans to launch a new hatchback and MPV in the coming months. The highlight of launching these two car’s will be that they will feature a diesel engine.
In a chat with TOI, Hyundai India’s CEO & MD Bo Shin Seo, says that the new car will feature their all new 1.1L diesel engine. “We have invested $300 million in a new dieselgasoline flexible plant which has a 3,00,000-unit capacity. The flexi assembly line future-proofs us from any changes in the government’s fuel policy, while at the same time it protects us from currency fluctuation since we no longer import diesel engines.”
Hyundai will also launch a new MPV which will compete in the segment where Maruti Suzuki Eritga plies. This new MPV will also feature a diesel engine. Hyundai says, that their future plans for India are focused on diesel technology. Of the total cars sold by Hyundai India in 2012, 28% were diesel powered, and seeing the trend, this number is set to increase in the coming years. Image here is credit to MotorVikatan.